On Monday 3rd of July Health Foundry welcomed Tom Kennard and Alex Chalkley (Directors) of Granted Consultancy who ran a workshop and series of 1-2-1 sessions on an introduction to grant funding for digital health startups. They shared what grants are available and their top tips on how to write a successful application.
July’s Lunch&Learn saw Dr Renee Romeo from King’s Health Economics join us for an enlightening introduction to health economics for digital health startups. Health economics is a discipline that seeks to examine the cost effectiveness of health interventions (whether that is a public health intervention or a digital health technology for example) and can be used to justify making these health interventions more widely available and make sure that they are accessible to a wider population.
On Thursday 8th June, Health Foundry partnered with the Local Care Networks (LCN) in Southwark and Lambeth to host an event looking at the opportunities and challenges with data sharing in the local area. We had a packed room of over 50 representatives from the local healthcare system sharing what they were working on and looking for ways to make data sharing a reality.
On the 1st June, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Community First Services Pharmacy Federation hosted an event in collaboration with Health Foundry on the opportunities that pharmacy has to take a lead role in developing innovative new models of community-based care with a range of partners from the digital and voluntary and community sectors.
Last week, we were thrilled to have Hannah Sheath from ClearlySo here at Health Foundry for a Lunch&Learn session to discuss "How to get your Digital Health Startup Investment Ready". ClearlySo work exclusively with high-impact businesses to help them raise capital and their angel network, Clearly Social Angels, are the UK's leading network of high-net-worth individual investors dedicated to impact investment for businesses that create positive, social and environmental change. ClearlySo have helped over 1,000 high impact enterprises and helped clients raise over £116 million so they know what they are talking about! Hannah was also joined by our very own Startup Manager Sinead Mac Manus who successfully raised a funding round with Clearly Social Angels for her previous startup Fluency.
A new display of artworks presents the work of three artists from Room Two a collective of artists, curators and art and cultural historians who are interested in the ideas and imagery of contemporary science. Working in collaboration with scientists and medics the artworks use a variety of media and in different ways explore what makes us human. See www.roomtwo.org for further information.
This workshop was part of a wider initiative hosted by the Health Foundry in conjunction with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity (GSTC) and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) Arts to explore the following:
How do we work together to improve health and wellbeing of local communities in Southwark and Lambeth through the arts?
Last week we were privileged to have here at Health Foundry Dr. James Somauroo, the Interim Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator (yes one of the longest job titles in the sector!) for our April Lunch&Learn. James joined us to share his practical tips for digital health startups that want to work with the NHS.
Selling to the NHS is akin to a dark art. The NHS is thought of as a single organisation, that you sell to once and magically you get nationwide adoption. It turns out that it’s more like a collection of villages… And you need to sell to each one, individually (more on this another time).
This is a guest post by Health Foundry member Leanne Summers.